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About Division of Campus Residences

 

Education Beyond the Classroom

Living on campus serves an integral part of students’ education by fostering the development of the individual and enriching his/her academic experience. The Division of Campus Residences is a complex organization the purpose of which is to meet the wide range of needs represented within a diverse student population in the context of residential life.

In order to accomplish this mission, it is essential that the Division provide facilities which are clean, safe, comfortable and affordable, and which are managed effectively and efficiently. This requires integration of new technologies, keeping abreast of current trends, and development of strategies for responding to changing student needs.

Guiding the efforts to enhance the development of the individual resident are the principles of preparing the individual to make a positive contribution to the campus and in society. By challenging residents to examine their value systems, and by teaching and modeling such characteristics of citizenship as interdependence, acceptance of difference, and pride in and responsibility for one’s community, the Division contributes to the educational mission of the University.

Personal attention in a caring environment should characterize the quality of the residential experience, and should shape the direction and efforts of the Division of Campus Residences.

 

Our Educational Priorities

Academic Success

Students who live on campus will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two campus academic support services.
  2. Identify links between academic major/minor and career opportunities.
  3. Make use of reference material, research sources (electronic and printed) and library services.
  4. Articulate the study steps most likely to lead to academic success.
  5. Obtain the information necessary to declare a major by the end of sophomore year.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the definition and the consequences of academic dishonesty and value of academic integrity.

Personal Health/Safety

Students who live on campus will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between responsible and irresponsible alcohol use.
  2. Outline what are responsible safety behaviors for themselves and the community.
  3. Identify appropriate sexual behaviors and boundaries.
  4. Recognize healthy behaviors as they relate to nutrition, exercise, sleep and smoking.

Civic Engagement

Students who live on campus will be able to:

  1. Articulate political issues important to them.
  2. Identify five ways to be environmentally responsible.
  3. Give a clear explanation of the judicial process and name at least three vital document with which students should be familiar.
  4. Identify the personal benefits of volunteerism.
  5. Articulate the impact of their actions through participating in a service learning opportunity.

Self Exploration/Identity

Students who live on campus will be able to:

  1. Take initial steps to resolve conflicts without seeking outside assistance.
  2. Take steps to manage personal decision-making process without seeking outside assistance.
  3. Present their “Actual Self” to others
  4. Define their vocational/avocational aspirations by the end of their Junior Year.
  5. Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Multiculturalism and Diversity

Students who live on campus will be able to:

  1. Define areas of personal diversity through interactions with peers.
  2. Identify at least two campus resources/allies related to diversity.
  3. Identify and challenge oppressive behavior.
  4. Openly discuss issues of diversity.
  5. Work collaboratively in a variety of settings.
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